VC-backed Engine Yard names new SVP of engineering

Engine Yard has hired Paul Melmon as senior vice president of engineering. Previously, he was at Costanoa Venture Capital where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is a cloud application management platform. It is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.


Amateur sports platform GameChanger Media picks up $6.8 mln

GameChanger Media has secured $6.8 million in Series B funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round with participation from return backers that included Tenfore Holdings and Costanoa Venture Capital. Based in New York CIty, GameChanger Media is a mobile and web platform for amateur sports teams and their fan communities.

3scale Raises $4.2M From Javelin & Costanoa

3scale said it raised $4.2 million of new funding in a round from Javelin Venture Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital. The new money will expand the API management company’s service offerings and help it reach a global audience.

Lex Machina Raises $2 Million Led by X/Seed Capital

Lex Machina, a Palo Alto-based company that analyzes patent litigation and licensing to help inform its clients IP legal and business strategies, has closed on $2 million in new funding, led by X/Seed Capital. Other participants in the round include Costanoa Venture Capital and numerous individuals, among them AngelList cofounder Naval Ravikant; Cloudera’s chief scientist, Jeff […]

LinkSmart Raises $4.7 Million from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill, and Costanoa Venture Capital

LinkSmart, a new, Boulder-based maker of “text linking optimization” software for publishers, has raised $4.7 million in funding from Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Costanoa Venture Capital. Seth Levine, a managing director at Foundry, describes the technology as “an intuitive, scalable, automated platform that analyzes and controls keyword text linking with the goal of optimizing […]

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